Board Nominations 2016-17

The vote on the new board slate slate will occur at JRC's Annual Congregational Meeting on Sunday, May 22 at 10:00 am. Come at 9:30 am for coffee and bagels!

JRC Board of Directors & Officers - Nominations for 2016-17
The Nominating Committee, comprised of Hannah Shearn (Chair), Cynthia Aaronson, Jordana Binstock, Sandy Spatz, Lou Weiss, Jeremy Gershfeld, and Jonathan Goldman, recommends the following slate for election to the Board of Directors:

Slate of New Board Members

President Elect: Sandy Spatz
Treasurer: Jonathan Markowitz
VP Membership: Hannah Shearn
VP Education: Elliot Frolichstein-Appel
VP Financial Development: Joel Gratch
VP Ritual Practices: Marla Baker

Members at Large
Jonathan Goldman
Todd Hasak-Lowy
Robert Lange
Diane Pezanoski
Sheri Young
Ilana Baker (Youth Member)

Returning Board Members
President: Robin Trilling
VP Administration: Julia Talbot
VP Strategic Development: Linda Mathias Kaskel
VP Tikkun Olam: Laurie Goldstein
Secretary: Barbara Pinzur

Members at Large
Rich Katz

Please join us in thanking our outgoing Board members:

David Tabak (Immediate Past President), Lou Weiss (VP Ritual Practices), Ed Kaplan (Treasurer), Melissa Mizel (VP Tikkun Olam), Bonnie Nolan and Shanti Polara. We are grateful to our departing Board members for their service to JRC, as well as to the  Nominating Committee for all its hard work in developing the slate.


Pursuant to changes in JRC's bylaws adopted at the March 22 special congregational meeting, the size of JRC's board of directors was reduced from 25 to 18 members, effective July 1, 2015 - the beginning of our fiscal year.

Please note: In accordance with JRC's bylaws, other nominations for elected Board positions may be made by a nominating petition specifying the nominee and position to be filled, signed by at least 15 percent of the members in good standing, and delivered to the Secretary at [email protected] no later than 10 days prior to the election date of Sunday, May 22.

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